Jackson Co. holds hearing Monday on proposed one-cent tax

A public hearing Monday focuses on a one-cent sales tax in Jackson County.

The tax could help eliminate the government’s deficit, put resource officers in schools, increase community and industrial development, and improve roads.

However, people may have other ideas on what to do with the money.

Of course, they would have to approve the tax first. Some of them call the extra money a waste, while others do not see the ability to spend any more money.

County commission chairman Matthew Hodges tells WAFF-TV that he hopes for a referendum this fall.

North Sand Mountain High School holds the hearing at 6 p.m. Monday.